Kaki Ley, a member of the Wayne Historical Society (left), spoke to the commissioners on a request to increase the county's contribution to the upkeep of the museum.
Historical Society request on commissioner's agenda
A presentation from several members of the Wayne County Historical Society highlighted the meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. Kaki Ley and Elizabeth King, …
City goals, bathhouse on council agenda
Discussion on city of Wayne goals and the plans for a Prairie Park bathhouse took up the majority of the Tuesday meeting of the Wayne City Council. Goals discussed included starting the planning …
Wayne Ikes to hold annual Youth Fishing Derby
Wayne Ikes to hold annual Youth Fishing Derby The Wayne chapter of the Izaak Walton League recently announced they will be hosting their annual Youth Fishing Derby.     The event …
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LOCAL NEWS

Two vehicle accident invesigated

The Wayne Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff were on scene of a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Seventh and Main Streets shortly after 8 a.m. this morning (Friday). No injuries …

NRD Board of Directors finalize decision to provide support for City of Wayne Prairie Park Project

At the May 23 Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board Meeting, Directors approved a motion to provide $150,000 in financial support for the City of Wayne Prairie Park Project.   …

Wayne State Foundation CEO resigns for new position in Omaha

The Board of Trustees of the Wayne State Foundation (WSF), which provides financial support for the mission of Wayne State College, has announced the resignation of CEO Kevin Armstrong, who is …
School-age children are now able to use the newly renovated lower level of Rainbow World Preschool and Child Development Center for various programs.

Rainbow World's lower level Remodeled in time for Summer Camp

Last month Rainbow World Preschool and Child Development Center reopened the lower level of the center after a one week shut down.   This allowed for a remodel and provided a new and …
Leslie (left) and Tim (right) Bebee were congratulated by Wayne State College President Dr. Marysz Rames after earning Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees.

Tim and Leslie Bebee receive Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degrees from Wayne State College

Tim and Leslie Bebee receive Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degrees from Wayne State College (W/pic)   Tim and Leslie Bebee of Wakefield joined exclusive Wayne State College …

Dispatch equipment, Q-125 building celebration on meeting agenda

Considerable time was spent during Tuesday's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners on a request to share costs associated with dispatch radio equipment. Wayne Police Chief Marlen …

Memorial Day events planned to honor those who served

5-23 memorial day The upcoming weekend will offer all those across the United States an opportunity to remember and thank those who served in the armed forces throughout this country's history. …

Family celebrates multiple generations of Wayne State graduates during Spring 2024 commencement

To say that Wayne State College has been a family affair for Alex McRae of South Sioux City would be an understatement.   McRae earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from …
SPORTS

Blue Devils 10th at district

BLAIR — The Wayne High boys golf team ended its season Monday with a 10th place finish in the B-2 district tournament at River Wilds Golf Club. Junior Colson Nelsen shot a 97 to pace the …

Blue Devils go 0-2 in state baseball

The Wayne High baseball team was playing well at season’s end, but couldn’t put things together at state and ended their season Monday with a 3-1 loss to Douglas County West in the Class …
Drew Miller placed third in the 3200 m run, qualifying him for state track.

Wayne High punches tickets for state track meet

ALBION — Wayne High will have six individuals competing in next week’s state track meet after they qualified during Tuesday’s B-4 district meet in Albion. Elle Powicki was a …

Wayne wins 1-0 thriller to earn state trip

HASTINGS — One of baseball legend Yogi Berra’s most famous remarks was “It’s deja vu all over again.” He may have been talking about the 2024 Wayne High baseball …

WSC-Minot twinbill moved to Nebraska

Due to this week's snowstorm and predicted cold weather in Minot, N.D. this weekend, the Wayne State at Minot State four-game NSIC baseball series will be relocated to Wakefield and Wayne this …

Wildcats fall in first of three Friday

ROLLA, Mo. — Missouri S&T made the most of their six hits in defeating Wayne State College 5-2 Friday afternoon in the series opener of a non-conference four-game baseball series. The …

WSC football schedule for 2024 announced

Wayne State College will play six home games and host a spring scrimmage against Chadron State as the 2024 Wildcat football schedule was released. Wayne State will host Chadron State in a joint …

WSC beach volleyball debut time moved up

Due to predicted above average weather on Monday, the Wayne State at Nebraska beach volleyball season opener previously scheduled for Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. indoors in the Hawks Athletic …
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AGRICULTURE

It’s National 4-H week y’all!!!

It’s that time of year when we celebrate our accomplishments and look forward to new opportunities.   Let me share a little bit about the 4-H program and I want to invite you to contact …

4-H is available in the classroom

By Julie Schultz, Wayne County and   Tayler Wickham, Washington County     4-H provides youth with the opportunity to learn by doing; but that opportunity is not only …

Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day coming soon

Area residents are being reminded of the Haskell Ag Lab Science & Ag Family Field Day at the Haskell Agricultural Laboratory to be held on Thursday, Aug. 10. The event will be held at the …
Obituaries
Flora A. Lehmkuhl
A Celebration of Life will be held for Flora A. Lehmkuhl of Pender   will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the Pender Community Center in Pender. Private burial will be in Rose …
Ruth Kerstine
Ruth Vernelle Roberts Kerstine, 98, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of the Carroll, area, died Saturday, June 1, 2024 in Mesa, Arizona. Her body has been donated to science.   There will not be …
Denise Dietz
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for Denise R. Dietz, 54, of Norfolk.   There is no visitation. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne. Denise Renee …
Norma J. Tietz
Public services for Norma J. Tietz, 87, of Wayne will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12   at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Grace …
Donna J. Hansen
Services for Donna J. Hansen, 87, of Wayne, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at First United Methodist Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 18 at First United …
Lifestyle

Love is in the air?

February is finally here, after what seems like a never-ending January.  Many of us are looking forward to Valentine’s Day as we think about people or things we love. Have you ever …

Volunteer opportunities available through 4-H

The American volunteer rates are amongst the highest in the world.   It’s true that fire departments, libraries, museums, schools, and many other organizations could not function without …

New year, new opportunities available through 4-H

​Happy New Year and 2024! I hope your new year is off to a great start, other than the cold temperatures and snow. It is one of our favorite times of year at Nebraska Extension in Wayne …

Vitamin D – More important than we thought

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” has been recognized for decades as an essential partner with calcium in promoting bone health. Only 10-15% of the calcium that we ingest is absorbed …
Memory Lane
Memory Lane: March 10, 1983
From the March 10, 1983 edition of The Wayne Herald Allen welding team wins competition Several students from the vocational agriculture class at Allen High School took part in the District 3 …
Memory Lane - April 23, 1964
April 23, 1964 — Tornado damages farm building and machinery Damage to buildings and machinery occurred Monday night about 7 p.m. at the Emil Vahlkamp farm south of Wayne when a small …
Memory Lane - April 22, 2004
April 22, 2004 — Harder achieves PGA status It was like going back to school. But the long hours of studying and work have paid off for Wayne Country Club Professional Troy Harder, who …
Memory Lane - April 18, 1974
April 18, 1974 — Remembering the past Maude Theophilus, 90 years old on Monday, reads how early life was for 95-year-old Maude Auker during Tuesday's special program for seventh grade …
Memory Lane: April 2, 1964
April 2, 1964 — Wayne resident's family escapes earthquake injury Mrs. Wilbur Hall, who had been trying to get word of the safety of her daughter and family in Anchorage, Alaska, since the …
Memory Lane: April 1, 2004
April 1, 2004 — Rats are teaching science at Wayne Middle School They are not exactly a welcome sight in your home, but kids at Wayne Middle School are excited about the rats that are …